Video: Rathana Thera meets UNP; discuss Executive Presidency

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UNP National leader Ranil Wickremesinghe today said his party hoped to reach consensus with regard to the abolishing of executive presidency after having discussions with other political parties and organisations.

Mr. Wickremesinghe expressed these views following a meeting with the National Council for a Better Tomorrow (Pivithuru Hetak Udesa Jathika Sabhawa), headed by the Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera over the abolishing of the executive presidency.

 “Several alternatives such as the Westminster system and other relevant systems were discussed for the betterment for the country,” Mr. Wickremesinghe said.

Ven. Rathana Thera commenting on the meeting said it was a fruitful discussion. “The discussions were a success especially with regards to the policy document presented by the Council for a better tomorrow. We are happy that this discussion took place at an appropriate time for the country,” the Thera said.

He said the organisation had held discussions with all leftist parties and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP). “We are hoping to have discussions with the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and all the other parties as well,” the Thera said.

“Finally we hope to develop this document with the help of views from all parties,” the Thera said.(Chathuranga Pradeep)

  Comments - 5

  • Azee Friday, 11 July 2014 07:23 AM

    Whatever proposals are made it should include provisions to take legal action for abuse and misuse of power by past Presidents. via DM Android App

    Caliph Thursday, 10 July 2014 07:24 PM

    There is no shortage for so many political party. Which party works for the country and people These discussions take place only till they come to power. After that it is only their interest. JHU is an example. via DM Android App

    Caliph Friday, 11 July 2014 04:24 PM

    If you are committed to abolish executive Presidency first cease as collision partner with present government. Tell Champika to resign from ministerial post. via DM Android App

    Azee Friday, 11 July 2014 05:29 PM

    Ven. Rathna Therapl. see that you go all out to achieve your goal even at the expense of being thrown out of the Govt. We wish you all success. via DM Android App

    Fernando Thursday, 10 July 2014 06:08 PM

    Everybody would want to abolish executive presidency until they themselves gain power. After that nothing happens. You can see many examples in the past. via DM iPad app

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